D7 ATP Information
Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:
- Blue Earth
- Le Sueur
Transportation funding changes with new federal transportation law (MAP-21)
ATP-7 soliciting for County and City projects for FY 2017 - Deadline Feb. 27, 2013
The ATP 7 has received final STIP guidance on MAP 21 and will be working towards soliciting transportation projects to be included in the 2014-2017 ATIP. While most projects in the current 2013-2016 STIP will be retained, 2017 projects must move toward MAP-21 goals. To distribute the funds a Statewide Performance Program was created to allow Minnesota to meet performance targets on the National Highway System - a key focus of MAP-21, and a District Flexible Program will help the Districts address their highest remaining risks.
New funding programs in MAP-21 include:
- National Highway Performance (National Highway System includes all principle arterials)
- Surface Transportation (Non principle arterial roadways - state, city, county, transit capital, off-system bridges)
- Highway Safety Improvement (highway safety & rail)
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Metro only)
- Metropolitan Planning (includes Mankato area)
- Transportation Alternatives (Safe Routes to School, recreational trails, former enhancements, other)
ATP 7 will solicit projects for:
- Surface Transportation Program (all categories but off-system bridges, which will go though Office of State Aid)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (rail projects to be managed centrally)
- Transportation Alternative Program (within a statewide framework)
In 2013, ATP 7 will only receive applications for city and county projects for FY 2017 under the Surface Transportation Program due to the accelerated schedule and the need to manage the projects in FY 2014-2016 statewide to match the MAP-21 goals.
Current project maps
- ATP 7 state highway projects in the 2013-2016 STIP
- ATP 7 rail, safety, city, county, off-system bridges, transit and enhancement projects in the 2013-2016 STIP
- ATP 7 parks and trails enhancement projects map
Metropolitan Planning Organization - Mankato Area
What is Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)?
Mn/DOT created ATP to emphasize greater public involvement in preparation of transportation plans and programs.
There are eight ATPs in Minnesota (one for each Mn/DOT District area).
Every year, the ATPs develop an Annual Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) which cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state trunk highway, and federal transit sources of funding.
Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on Mn/DOT’s Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan